CREGAN, James Cyril Fraser

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
41RM Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Medical Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
250992
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Saturday, November 16, 1918
Died : 
Friday, December 3, 1993
Captain James Cregan, R.A.M.C. attached to 41RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distainguished service at Normany on the 6th and 7th June 1944 [1][2]
  • 23 August 1944 wounded N.W. Europe and evacuated to the UK [3][4].
Recommendation
La Breche - Lion sur Mer 6-7 Jun '44.
This Officer showed great personal bravery, coolness, and devotion to duty in dealing with a very large number of casualties, both on the beach under heavy fire, and when Commando HQ was heavily bombed. His example and perseverance resulted in the successful evacuation of the majority of wounded in the Unit. His conduct has been of the very highest order [2].
 
The death of Captain James Cyril Fraser Cregan, M.C., F.R.C.S., from Styal, Cheshire was announced in Commando Association newsletter 98 issued March 1994.
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 36679, page 4046.
[2] National Archives file WO373/48/206.
[3] Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/7 and WO417/8.
[4] Royal College of Surgeons England website obituary [view....].
 

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